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Other Musicians / Liane Graham
« on: October 19, 2008, 06:54:41 am »
Shes one of the fiveawesomegirls on youtube.

Shes kinda famous for her song "Looking for Alaska" inspired by the John Green book of the same name.

You should definitely check her out... Theres a bit of Wizard Rock in her music but its not that potter-geeky like either...


Entertainment - Movies / TV / Books / Vlogbrothers
« on: October 04, 2008, 03:18:59 am »
Was just wondering if anyone on here is fan of vlogbrothers on youtube... I know its 2008,:P... but was wondering if there are any nerdfighters on this forum...

If you wanna check them out the link is

When singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton plays at Greene Street Club tomorrow, don't expect to see the same pop princess behind the piano anthem "A Thousand Miles."

Though she can still tickle the ivories as skillfully as ever, Carlton's sound has evolved since she burst onto the music scene in 2002 and turned into a relaxed, jazzy pop-rock performer with an original blend of instruments and sounds.

"My second record was a real transitional record for me," Carlton said.

After earning three Grammy Award nominations for her first album, "Be Not Nobody," Carlton decided she wanted to take some time to find out what her sound really was. She said she is thankful for being able to experiment with her sound on "Harmonium," released in 2004, because it led her to the point of "Heroes and Thieves," her most recent record.

While Carlton describes herself as very earthy and said she isn't afraid to show imperfections in her songs, the producers behind her first album at A&M Records were more perfectionists. She switched to The Inc. and Universal Motown Records for "Heroes and Thieves," which she said is some of her best music and will lead to one of her best tours.

"There's something that's very kinetic about live music that's very hard to capture in any other medium," Carlton said.

Carlton's favorite part of touring is being onstage, where she said the exchange between the performer and the audience is very powerful.

Carlton first fell in love with music when she started playing the piano at age 3. Her mother is a pianist and music teacher and helped Carlton become classically trained.

"It was never a question of whether music was going to be a part of my life," Carlton said. "It was just a matter of how big."

Later in her childhood Carlton became interested in ballet and attended the School of American Ballet in New York City. By graduation she realized that music was what she really wanted to pursue, so she quit ballet in favor of studying at Columbia University and performing in clubs and bars throughout Manhattan.

Once she was signed to A&M Records and released the hit single "A Thousand Miles," Carlton describes the experience as surreal. She said that when she heard her song on the radio or saw her music video, it felt like she was listening to another person.

Further adding to the surreal experience was meeting and instantly connecting with rock legend Stevie Nicks, who eventually became Carlton's friend and mentor.

"I couldn't believe when she walked through the door," Carlton said. "I feel like I've known her in some past life."

Carlton and Nicks shared many mutual acquaintances, including A&M producer Jimmy Iovine, who worked on Nicks' solo record, and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, who played guitar on "Harmonium." Carlton toured with Nicks in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and they have a duet on "Heroes and Thieves."

Carlton said she has learned a great deal from her time working in the music industry, both in terms of the technical efforts in producing a record and in terms of songwriting. She said she is inspired by everything and hopes to reflect her inner world and the world around her in her songs.

"Write to please yourself first and foremost," Carlton said. "Don't try to fit some mold. Keeping your mind fresh and alert and not falling into some sort of pattern is important."

After her summer tour wraps in August, Carlton plans to take some time off and travel to Costa Rica. She will also go on a 10-day boat trip in the Arctic and observe the melting ice caps with Cape Farewell, an organization whose goal is to engage artists, scientists and communicators in the response to climate change.

Hmm... Nothing new, except for the last paragraph... Arctic? to observe ice caps... that is cool!!!

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Soundstage this Thursday...
« on: July 22, 2008, 10:46:53 am »
Um found this....

Vanessa Carlton, who performs in part two of 'Soundstage: Stevie Nicks' (PBS) on Thursday.

Vanessa Carlton Plans New Music Projects After Tour

Still busy preparing her upcoming tour, Pop singer Vanessa Carlton has already revealed her plan for new music projects. The singer said that she will take two weeks time off after her upcoming tour with Joshua Radin, and go to Costa Rica to refresh her mind and figure out some new stuffs that she will do next. "I'm going to Costa Rica for two weeks," she confirmed.

The singer who has been spending most of her time touring after the release of her third studio set "Heroes and Thieves" in 2007, said that she will only be touring for one month with Joshua and will rest to look for new musical ideas. Confirming her plan she said, "It will be my official kind of me starting to regenerate and write again, put my nose to the grindstone and plot out my next project, be it a film score or new album."

Vanessa's upcoming tour itself will start on July 15, in Tucson Arizona and end on August 10 in Milwaukee. Beside touring with Joshua, the "A Thousand Miles" hit maker reportedly will also perform at the famous PBS' music series "Soundstage" to be aired on the channel later this month, where she will be teaming up with legendary singer Stevie Nicks to sing their duet track "The One".

Moreover, both Vanessa and Stevie could also be working on another music projects after recording "The One". That news was hinted by Stevie who told the press, "I do hope to continue working with her in some capacity, even if it's just co-writing or exchanging ideas. We get the greatest joy out of plotting new art projects. Who knows what will be ignited?"


General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / The New York Diet- Article
« on: November 30, 2007, 08:17:58 am »

"I went to Ruby’s and had another espresso."Photo:Melissa Hom
In her single “Nolita Fairytail,” Vanessa Carlton sings about her love of “Ruby's in the afternoon”— a reference to her favorite neighborhood hang. “It’s the best people-watching,” she says of Ruby’s. “Everyone looks like they’re out of an editorial shoot for some hip magazine. But it’s not posey.” Other favorites near the “Nolita flat on rent control” she famously exalts? La Esquina (“I love to get takeout or to just sit at the front taco bar”), Freemans (“I think it wins the devils-on-horseback competition with the Spotted Pig”), and N (“the best chorizo I’ve ever had”). We asked her whether this week found her at any of the above.

Saturday, November 24
I was in Montreal — it was the last show of the tour. I got this baked rotisserie chicken and pomegranates and a chickpea salad with some herbs. It was all fresh and organic. The star of the cuisine on the bus is — I’ve started infusing my own vodka. I’m quite a vodka drinker — my Russian-Jewish roots are basically saturated in it. I have this container, and I infuse it with pomegranate seeds and raspberries. That’s my post-show reward. And I had two chocolate-chip cookies from Subway.

Sunday, November 25
Every morning when I’m home I have a double espresso from either Balthazar or Starbucks depending on which line is shorter. I don’t care what it tastes like; I just prefer the effects. And I’ll get Stonyfield yogurt with an amazing granola, Kingslake & Crane, that they sell at Dean & DeLuca. It has a burgundy ribbon around it — it’s a whole ceremony. It’s chock-full of nuts and cranberries, and I’ll put pomegranate seeds in there. Having yogurt every morning makes my skin better — it’s super-healthy.

At 2:30 p.m. I went to the gym and came back and had wasabi peas and whole-wheat Finn crisps with Gruyère three hours later.

I met friends at the Strip House. I had a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir and a tomato-red-onion salad followed by a porterhouse steak (I was experimenting). I realize that I'm not much of a steak-on-the-bone eater (chicken on a bone is a different story, however). The sides were extraordinary and so extravagant: potatoes fried in duck fat and creamed spinach with truffle oil.

Then I went to Beatrice Inn as usual and had two Little West 12th drinks. They are light and cucumberish and deadly.

Monday, November 26
I had a double espresso at Balthazar and then my granola. Café Fanny in Berkeley makes her own granola mix as well, and I mix it with the Kingslake because there are more sunflower seeds in hers. I’m very finicky about this.

I worked all day and at 3 p.m. I went to Ruby’s and had my favorite chicken-pumpkin salad and another espresso. My girlfriend came over — it was her birthday — and we had some vodka before going out across the street to Mexican Radio— it’s low-key on Monday. I had two margaritas, their good guacamole, and chicken fajitas with pinto beans.

Tuesday, November 27
I had the same breakfast. (I need the morning thing to be the same even if it happens in the afternoon.) I had grilled salmon at 3 p.m. when I got hungry again (I had picked it up from Dean & DeLuca the day before) and some artichokes — it’s like $10 for four of them, but it’s worth it.

I met my friends for happy hour on Aurora — it’s this secret because they always put out all these hors d’oeuvre for anyone who sits at the bar. They’re so yummy. They had a grilled pita with white-bean dip. I got minestrone soup (it’s pretty hearty because there are noodles in it) and their artichoke salad with Pecorino shavings. And I had two martinis.

Wednesday, November 28
I’m on my way to the airport now. Something very colorful is going to happen today because I’m going to Vegas. The one redeeming quality about Vegas is that they do have good restaurants. I’m doing a showcase for Pepsi and meeting some of the executives — I’ll try to squeeze some absurd vintage wine out of them.

Do you think it could be one of those songs that she and stephan demoed for the musical she was talking about...?

the choir voices sound very musical-ish too... just a thought...

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Haunted Club Tour- article
« on: October 08, 2007, 06:11:34 pm »
Vanessa Carlton Announces 'Haunted Club Tour' in Support of Highly Anticipated New Album, Heroes & Thieves

Album In Stores October 9th, Tour Kicks off November 2nd in Scottsdale, AZ

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three-time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton has announced her upcoming “Haunted Club Tour” in support of her highly anticipated new album, Heroes & Thieves. The much-buzzed-about record arrives in stores on October 9th on The Inc./Universal Motown Records. Carlton will kick off the tour at Martin Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ on November 2nd.

Carlton’s set list will include fan favorites and radio hits, as well as her new single, “Nolita Fairytale,” the video for which is garnering heavy rotation on VH1. The stunning lead track introduces the record, which was co-produced by Linda Perry (Gwen Stefani, Pink), Carlton, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind front man) and Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo (CEO of The Inc. Records). Among the album’s many highlights are the achingly beautiful break-up song “My Best,” the alluring ballad “Home,” and “The One,” which features guest vocals by legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks. “She really changed my life. I found my mentor,” Carlton says of Nicks, with whom she has toured with several times.

Carlton made her mark in 2002 with her debut disc Be Not Nobody, an album that resonated with audiences of all ages, especially the hit piano single “A Thousand Miles,” which reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. She went on to earn 2003 Grammy nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist (“A Thousand Miles”). Her second album, 2004’s Harmonium, which yielded the single “White Houses,” continued to inspire an increasingly loyal fan base and garnered some the best reviews of her career.

“People tell me my songs are a little weird or unconventional, but in a good way, and I like that,” says Carlton. “I really wanted the new album to be the one you want to wake up to on a Sunday morning and listen to over and over.”

Take away my record deal. Go on, I don't need it," Vanessa Carlton sings defiantly on "Nolita Fairytale," her first single released under a new deal with Irv Gotti's The Inc. For every Britney, Lindsay, or Paris flashing their private parts, driving under the influence, or landing in rehab and/or jail, there's a Vanessa Carlton, behaving well (at least in public), avoiding the pitfalls of fame and success, and managing to evade the seductive glare of the paparazzi lens. Perhaps there's a sexist social disease at work that creates young girls starved for attention and willing to self-destruct in revolt once they get it, but it's more likely that they just lack good manners, a solid foundation, and common sense. Carlton managed to keep her four-year relationship with Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins off the sleazy pages of Perez Hilton, and according to "Nolita Fairytale," apparently the trick is keeping a rent-controlled apartment just north of Little Italy as opposed to a Hollywood mansion, and hanging out at Ruby's, a cozy downtown Manhattan café, rather than fashion week. Carlton and Jenkins have split since he helped record the singer's new album Heroes & Thieves, but you probably didn't hear about that in the tabloids either.

The 27-year-old dancer-turned-singer endured a different kind of break-up a couple of years ago, this one with A&M Records, which expertly set up Carlton's debut album in 2002, leading to two hit singles, three Grammy nominations, and a platinum plaque, but the label fumbled her follow-up, 2004's criminally overlooked Harmonium. After performing a showcase for former Sony boss Don Ienner, Carlton says she was lucky to find Gotti, whose label (formerly Murder, Inc.) was in need of an image makeover of its own following accusations of money laundering. Carlton took a break from rehearsing in Nolita for some upcoming appearances (which are part of what her label promises will be a two-year push for Heroes & Thieves) to talk to me about the new album, her former label, and her "fairy godmother," among other things. She was extra candid (thanks in part to a double espresso), but also a little cautious. "Protect me from myself," she joked after letting out a few barbed comments that shall remain off the record. When I assured her no one else was listening in on the conversation, she said: "I'll just choose to believe you."

Slant Magazine:I heard you recently made a trip to Egypt.

Vanessa Carlton:Yeah, I was in Cairo. It was just extraordinary and peaceful while at the same time being the most chaotic city I think I've ever been to. To be on a horse in the desert looking at these pyramids was just out of control. But then the grittiness…there are no rules there. They literally have no traffic signs. If you hit a pedestrian with your car—I almost got hit so many times—you have to pay $150 and you're cool.

Slant Magazine:In the new documentary About a Son, Kurt Cobain talks about how his fondest memories of Nirvana came right before Nevermind was released. Do you remember how it felt just before your first album came out?

Vanessa Carlton:I think I tried to put it out of my mind, speaking of chaos.

Slant Magazine:So it wasn't one of your fondest memories then?

Vanessa Carlton:You know, there was a lot of positivity going on, obviously, and I was on the eve of something that was very special and hugely impactful on my life, but as a person I didn't quite have my feet under me. And when something that big happens…I think it was just a little bit lost on me. If I could redo that moment now and be 27 maybe I'd feel a little more…nirvana [laughs].

Slant Magazine:How old were you at that time? You were still in your teens, right?

Vanessa Carlton:I was 21. But I might as well have been a teenager.

Slant Magazine:The video for "Nolita Fairytale" begins with you playing a roving piano in the same way you did in the clip for your first single "A Thousand Miles"—until the piano is demolished by a taxicab. Being that Heroes & Thieves isn't exactly a big departure musically, what does that moment in the video symbolize for you?

Vanessa Carlton:Yeah, obviously I didn't go hip-hop. [The director] Marc Klasfeld is just a brilliant guy—he directed "A Thousand Miles" as well. And so we were sitting in L.A. going over ideas for "Nolita Fairytale" and he said, "What if we open with the 'Thousand Miles' video, like we're tricking everyone into thinking that they're [hearing] the wrong song [set] to the wrong video, and then you get literally run over by a cab." My initial response was to laugh, and then I sat with it and I was like, "Wow, it is kind of a heavy statement." Aside from getting into the metaphor of it, visually this girl traveling on a piano kind of created an iconic image that was bigger than me or "A Thousand Miles." So I said, "To create something new, let's destroy it and start anew." Literally the breaking of the piano isn't about wanting to destroy anything; I'd like to look at it more as a coming out of a shell. It's just like cracking the egg.

Slant Magazine:In the song you sing, "I lose my way searching for stage lights/But Stevie knows and I thank her so/'Cause it's your seeds I sow and now I know." How has touring with Ms. Nicks impacted you personally and professionally?

Vanessa Carlton:Stevie Nicks is my fairy godmother. But she's also my friend. She can be this all-knowing woman that's kind of mentoring you but also like just the funnest chick to hang out with. She came into my life at a transitional period, where I wasn't sure if I was going to just kind of go into scoring films, which I'd been threatening to do for a few years, or writing songs for other people. The battle of the industry and dealing with labels—I didn't know if I had the fight in me. And it's so easy to get chewed up and spit out. But Stevie just literally took me out on the road with her, and she has this belief in me that energizes me. She would write me letters and notes and take me aside and say that I am absolutely up for this fight, that this is my life's work, that I don't have a choice, I can't just bail on carving out this singer-songwriting career because there are very few singer-songwriters that get to their best-of record. She's like, "You are one of those writers. You have to continue." She just thinks that I'm really…good [laughs]. I was like, "All right, I'm gonna not let you down!"

Slant Magazine:You also worked with Lindsey Buckingham on 2004's "White Houses." Do you have any plans to work with any of the other members of Fleetwood Mac?

Vanessa Carlton:[Laughs] Yeah, I know, right? I've gotta go through everyone. Christine [McVie] is an amazing songwriter too. You know, I would love to play with Mick [Fleetwood].

Slant Magazine:I saw you perform a showcase at The Living Room for Don Ienner two years ago when you had just started shopping around for a new label, and you talked about how your record company at the time refused to realize that you're not a pop princess. Were you feeling pressure from them to be like Britney Spears?

Vanessa Carlton:That was a really hard time. There were some people at the label that were very supportive of me, but in general I didn't have one person that would unconditionally support me. And I couldn't continue like that. And at that point, after them kind of not really supporting [Harmonium], and then saying you have to do everything we say now…I mean, what's the point of being a creative person if you are in an environment where you're given ultimatums and you don't get to grow and shift and evolve in the ways that you should? The labels aren't cultivating career artists anymore, and they have to. They just have to. I mean, I was just about to give up and I did not. I know I'll have a long career, despite certain powers that be. And now I have a great family.

Slant Magazine:At the show you also mentioned that you couldn't decide on a title for your new song "Hands on Me."

Vanessa Carlton:Oh yeah! That's when I was calling it "The Dalai Lama Song."

Slant Magazine:Was "Put Your Hands on Me" ultimately deemed too suggestive?

Vanessa Carlton:No, I'm all for that, but another song had come out [with the same title]. Joss Stone has a song called "Put Your Hands on Me."

Slant Magazine:You're not an overtly sexual artist, but sexual-political themes seem to pop up in many of the articles written about you and I think it's because you approach sexuality in a very open and honest way that resonates with your fans. Do you think the general public is resistant to that approach or is it simply a lack of ingenuity on the part of the industry?

Vanessa Carlton:It's weird. When you really approach things in a very honest way, in a stark way, it gets under people's skin. It literally…penetrates—oh my god, what a horrible pun [laughs]. It hits a chord in you more than if you sing about being slutty. You know, like the Kelis song "Milkshake." I love that song and I like her, but it's so obvious. So when you do have these subtle lyrics or you're approaching it in much more of a poetic—but stark—way, you have more of an emotional response and it makes people uncomfortable.

Slant Magazine:Right. It's apparently kosher for Justin Timberlake to tell a girl to come "sit" on him [as he does on 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology"] but it's not okay for a young woman to sing about losing her virginity.

Vanessa Carlton:It's infuriating, right?

Slant Magazine:Yeah, it is. Do you think sexism was a factor in MTV's decision to ban the video for "White Houses" due to its lyrics?

Vanessa Carlton: [Sighs] Yeah, it's just so hypocritical. I mean, I could write a long essay about it. They want to sell their version of sex. It's desensitizing. I just don't get it.

Slant Magazine:Speaking of white houses, do you think this country's ready for a woman president?

Vanessa Carlton:I think so [pauses]. Yeah, I think we are. She [Hillary Clinton] is brilliant. And, um…yeah, I do.

Slant Magazine:How did you manage to maintain what was a relatively high-profile relationship [with Stephan Jenkins] for four years and avoid becoming fodder for the Perez Hiltons of the world?

Vanessa Carlton:Well, that kind of stuff happens to people mostly because they are actively pursuing it. You can choose if you want to be a tabloid star. Move to L.A., start going to clubs. It's just my choice. I live in Nolita, and [Stephan and I] lived in San Francisco mostly.

Slant Magazine:Stephan produced Heroes & Thieves as well as your last album. Have you guys ever considered recording a song together?

Vanessa Carlton:Well, he sings background on some of the songs. They do feel like "our" songs, you know? You mean like an official duet?

Slant Magazine:Yeah.

Vanessa Carlton:That's probably not going to happen.

Slant Magazine:Another strong female figure on your album is Linda Perry. Did you originally plan to collaborate with her on the entire record?

Vanessa Carlton:Oh, that's a whole other article. We actually have two other songs that are going to come out as b-sides. We did a pretty large batch but in the end two made the cut. And I wanted to work with a few different people. Irv did a fantastic job A&Ring. And Stevie helped A&R it and she sequenced the record. Her presence is everywhere. Also, in the artwork there's a pair of boots that she drew.

Slant Magazine:Oh, yeah, I noticed that! Who are some of the other artists you've been listening to lately? What would I find on your iPod?

Vanessa Carlton:I love the new Peter Bjorn and John record. It's excellent. I like the new Kanye record. My staples for the past year have been My Morning Jacket, Bob Marley, and Ray LaMontagne. As of late I've been listening to Neil Young's After the Gold Rush on repeat, over and over.

Slant Magazine:Finally, you ran the New York Marathon in 2005 and donated your pledge money to Musicians on Call, and our film editor here at Slant is running this November on behalf of Team Continuum, which raises money for people living with cancer. So, first, what was your time? And second, do you have any advice for a first-time marathoner?

Vanessa Carlton:Oh, good, yes. My time was three hours, 56 minutes, and 43 seconds or something like that.

Slant Magazine:That's impressive. Was it your first marathon?

Vanessa Carlton:Yeah. I really wanted to get under four hours. My advice is to do the full eight-month training. That's what will get you through it. And actually, everyone was telling me not to start out too fast, but I got stuck because it's so traffic-y and there are so many people. So my advice is not to go out as slow as they say. I think I lost some time because I started out slow. Oh, and I definitely went easier on the bottle when I was training!


If 2004's Harmonium allowed Vanessa Carlton to spread her wings and reach new heights as a songwriter, then her follow-up, Heroes & Thieves (her first in a new deal with Irv Gotti's The Inc.), finds her simply coasting. "Nolita Fairytale" joins Carlton's already impressive list of exceptional singles, matching her lilting piano and vocal melodies with shuffling marching-band drums and autobiographical lyrics that espouse the virtues of life without a record deal and fashion week ("Nolita flat on rent control, that's the life I choose," she sings proudly), but the album as a whole is less experimental, less gothic, and the arrangements less intricate than its predecessor. Though it's not an unwise move, commercially speaking (the title track will be music to the ears of fans of the singer's "A Thousand Miles"), and there are hints of that adventurousness throughout (particularly in the coda of the pretty ballad "Home," which displays Carlton's prodigious classical training, and in the subtle Eastern influences of "Hands on Me," the small, brief choir of which is reprised in full on the album's rousing closer, "More Than This"), a pair of contributions from producer Linda Perry proves too conventional for the slightly left-of-center singer-songwriter. Carlton's voice continues to mature (there's a gritty quality to her vocals on songs like "Fools Like Me," and the earthiness of guest Stevie Nicks's alto harmonies on the country-leaning "The One" tempers Carlton's more reedy lead vocal), but the material in general isn't exactly what you'd expect from an artist who left the nest in search of creative freedom and appreciation, making Heroes & Thieves somewhat less rewarding than her last album.

Live Shows / 8/29/2007 - 94.3 WMJC Listeners Appreciation Free Concert
« on: August 05, 2007, 12:00:48 pm »
I just saw this on this radio stations site after i tried requesting Nolita Fairytale....
heres the link with the info:

and on the main page they have a little banner with V...but the ad might be gone when you guys start to go see..but it might still be there: looks like the concert is free....but you have to win the tickets...or fill in the missing lyrics on that contest info page....
i think teh lyrics to ATM are wrong though...cuz it says to fill in the 4 missing words...arent there alot more than 4 words?

Also,  i dont know where this is so once someone figures that out, a moderator can add it to the topic title :)

check out the pics here...


Its not Nessa ... but... still... a Rapunzel scene!!! whoah...



Vanessa Carlton and her dog Victor are pictured in NYC yesterday on the set of her new music video for the song, Nolita Fairytale from her new CD, Heroes & Thieves.

She looks so cute, Victor too :)

Its a clip from the music vid!!! which means it being done...!!! YAY

and shes looking great in the hat!!!

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Gravity can bend time?
« on: May 08, 2007, 07:32:24 pm »
Hmmm... I may be thinking tooo much but do you think "See gravity can bend the time" and "If I could fall into the sky, Do you think time would pass me by..." very similar lines...??

Shes so adorable...

I dont know if its been posted is the link

Creative Endeavors / The artist's soul
« on: March 17, 2007, 12:01:17 am »
Well ... I wrote this short gothic...fausty poem for a competition in my college festival and won the first place...No I'm not gothic... I just think I am very imaginative...

The Artist's Soul

The Artist used to paint every second Sunday,
When muses his soul reached,
And his heart moved his hands,his soul,his heart,
And his inner darkness the canvas seeked.

A mere stick was I,with hair at its end,
Assisting him in his daily forte,
Feeling his depth,so dark,so cold,
I felt every stroke he made.

The gallery he displayed,the paintings he'd paint,
Was empty on a regular basis,
And he sorrowed he misfortune,Alone in his living room,
Quiet in the still of the darkness.

Until the day ,she walked and said,
"What beauty this painting holds,
Of sorrow and happiness,light and darkness,
What imagination must this artist hold!!!".

And he looked at her and fell in love,
The devil in the black dress
And decided to paint only for her,
That witch of wickedness.

And he painted & painted,Till my tips were almost worn,
And became possesed by the easel,
And he stroked & stroked,Till I could take it no more,
I wanted to break and leave him.

But my inverse downfall,my immortality,
Infinite the life of a brush,
No I couldn't stop my dear master,
I couldn't stop him much.

For that very evening,he met with the devil,
And his soul unto him was sold,
In return for inspiration,"The devil... his muse"...
This news I couldn't hold.

And that night he painted,till his very last breath...
Of gargoyles and demons,And the witches of Macbeth...
Mermaids and fairies,griffins and harpies,
His paintings told unseen and gothic stories,

And consumed in this insanity,he cursed the devil,
And laughed to think of his deal,
Which angered Lucifer,who took back his word...
And destroyed everything he could see...

My fate ended there along with the rest of my friends,
As to ashes i was burned to the bone,
And eternity in flames,T'was the artists fate,
To live forever in sorrow.

But the paintings, the demon, destroyed he did not...
But made sure they were never seen.
And brought them to life,leaving empty canvas',
The horrific stories unleashed...

The witches made their way out of the painting
as their cats pounced free...
While griffins roared and harpies screeched
Over the devils victory.

And all in a split second, it all ended
Nothing was anymore.
Deep infinity,darkness & rapture,
The only thing left was the artists soul.

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